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FAQ: Libraries and COVID-19

All Wollongong City Libraries are temporarily closed until further notice due to NSW Health requirements.

All programs and events have been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned for more information as it is made available.

Please contact your local library if you any enquiries.

Wollongong City Libraries are closed until further notice due to stay at home guidelines from NSW Health that apply to the Wollongong area.

If you are over the age of 12 you are required to wear please wear a mask when attending our Libraries.

Yes. Our libraries are temporarily closed, however, external return chutes are open 24/7 at all of our locations.

Your items will continue to be automatically extended until reopening. We will provide more information as it becomes available. You can continue to browse the catalogue, make reservations and access eResources via the Wollongong City Libraries app.

Please contact your local library if you any enquiries.

There are thousands of online eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines that you can access with just your library card. You will need your library card number (located under the barcode on the back of your card), as well as your PIN. If you don't know your PIN or have lost your card and don't know your number, please contact us to reset it.

Some of the digital library content we have is:

  • BorrowBox, which offers both eBooks and eAudiobooks to borrow. You can borrow up to 8 of these at any time, as well as download them to listen offline. Listen and read online via your laptop, or download the BorrowBox app to listen on the go.
  • Libby, which provides access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines. Search for your library by typing in "Wollongong City Libraries", enter your library details, and start listening today! For an on-the-go experience, you can download the Libby app on the play store.
  • Indyreads, which is run by the State Library of NSW. You can read and listen to a selection of books by selecting "Wollongong City Libraries" and logging in with your library details.
  • EBSCO contains eBooks and journals to browse and read free, requiring only your library card number.
  • uLibrary is a source of hundreds of eAudiobooks to listen to right now - all you need is to log in with your library card number and PIN.
  • NewsBank has all your digital newspaper needs from across Australia. All you'll need is your library card number to start reading.
  • Kanopy offers movie and documentary streaming for free, all with just your library card. You will need to create a Kanopy account using your library card number to get started.

For younger library members:

  • StoryBox Library. Anytime is story time with StoryBox! Listen to celebrities read stories, all from the comfort of your home. Make sure you log in using the 'library' option, as well as with the number on the back of your library card.
  • LOTE online, a multilingual story time experience. Listen to stories in languages other than English  by simply logging in with your library card number and selecting which language you want to hear.

Other online resources to look at are:

  • The NSW Health website offers COVID-19 resources in community languages.
  • Learn how to stay safe online and build your skills with Be Connected.
  • Tech Savvy Seniors courses available via Telstra.
  • The State Library of NSW offers thousands of online newspapers and magazines, as well as databases, in many languages. Join today to start reading!

If you have any questions on how to access any of our digital resources, please contact us.

No. Wollongong City Libraries are closed, and so we cannot provide access to computers at this time.

When our Libraries are open, unfortunately assistance cannot be provided due to physical distancing requirements.

Wollongong City Libraries are temporarily closed. All Library programs are postponed until further notice.

No, Wollongong City Libraries are temporarily closed.

Wollongong City Libraries are currently closed, so we cannot allow entry to our facilities. However, our free WiFi service remains online at our Libraries. As such, you may be able to connect when in proximity of our locations. Please note: this service should only be engaged in an emergency, or if required for an essential purposes such as accessing social services. We cannot guarantee a stable connection from outside the premises when using personal devices. Please mantain social distancing requirements if you are using our WiFi service.

Our website will be updated regularly.

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